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Master brochure

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international programs


Table of contents Feel at home at Tilburg University

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About Tilburg University

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Understanding society

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Key figures

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Rankings

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Schools and programs

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Application and admission

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Financial matters

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Student services

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Student life in Tilburg and the Netherlands

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Map of The Netherlands in Europe

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Useful adresses

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International master’s programs

Feel at home at Tilburg University Studying at Tilburg University means studying at a world-class university on a lively campus, in the vibrant city of Tilburg. Our university occupies a leading place in international rankings and is renowned for its research into people and society. We have also been voted best specialist university in the Netherlands in the field of education. Studying at Tilburg University also means ‘understanding society’: each day, our teachers and scholars apply their advanced knowledge to the most pressing issues facing the global community. The moment you arrive at Tilburg University, you will join this international and multicultural community of academics, students and support staff. You will soon feel at home at our university, where you will be challenged by our excellent English-taught Master’s and Research Master’s programs. Living and learning in one of the most internationally-oriented countries in Europe also guarantees that you will enjoy an internationally and culturally diverse student life. I wish you the best of luck in deciding which of our excellent programs best fits your interests, and I hope to welcome you to our campus in the next academic year. Prof. dr. Philip Eijlander Rector Magnificus

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About Tilburg University Choosing Tilburg University means choosing to study at one of Europe’s most respected institutions. Tilburg University regularly takes a leading position in international rankings, and is known for its international orientation: students from 85 countries currently study at the university. Moreover, every one of its high-profile and innovative degree programs is accredited by the NVAO, the Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders. Our mission is to inspire and challenge students, which is why you will find that we offer the highest standards in teaching, scientific research and campus facilities. www.tilburguniversity.edu/about-tilburg-university Understanding society At Tilburg University, we do our best to contribute to the development of a better, fairer and more sustainable society. In our educational programs, important societal and global issues form the backdrop to learning, from ageing, individualization and religious differences to climate change and poverty. At Tilburg University, you will become more aware of the issues facing our globalizing world and how your future decisions will impact society.

Xin Zhang, China, alumnus International Business Law: “It has been the most excellent year of my life, in the sense of both academic achievements and personal development! I have enjoyed so much during the year in so many aspects. The international environment with a great variety of cultural backgrounds is of my special favor. I consider the friendship that I harvest one of the most important and precious assets throughout the year.�

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International master’s programs

Key figures Tilburg University in a nutshell 2010 ππ

13,153 students

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1,050 international students from 85 countries

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1,804 staff members

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196 full professors

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3,380 Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees

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111 PhD degrees

Rankings ππ

Best specialist university in The Netherlands, in Elsevier’s Higher Education Review (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010)

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European Top 10 in the field of Social Sciences Academic Ranking of the World Universities (Shanghai-ranking, 2011)

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Top 500 Academic Ranking of the World Universities (Shanghai-ranking, 2011)

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# 48 in Arts and Humanities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2011)

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# 109 in Social Sciences & Management, according to the QS World University Rankings (2010)

For more information on rankings and accreditations, please visit www.tilburguniversity.edu/rankings

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Welcome to the Tilburg School of Economics and Management More than 550 world-class and international faculty members actively advance knowledge in the fields of economics and management. These leading economists initiate and conduct a wide variety of exciting, multidisciplinary, international research collaborations. They develop the knowledge that informs global business practice and shapes international business ­policy. This underpins the excellence of our programs. Accreditations and rankings ππ

Accredited by the AACSB, AMBA, and EFMD

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Excellence Status for economy in the CHE ranking

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# 1 in Europe in Economics research by the latest rankings in the Journal of the European Economic Association

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# 3 in Europe in Business Research according to the ranking of the School of Management of the University of Texas, Dallas in 2009

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# 1 in the Netherlands in Fiscal Economics, Economics, and Econometrics and Operations Research in Elsevier’s Higher Education Review 2009

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# 2 in the Netherlands in International Business Administration in Elseviers’s Higher Education Review 2009

Length of programs

Master program: 1 year Research Master program: 2 years

Study mode

Full-time

Title

Master of Science (MSc)

Language of instruction

English

Language requirements

TOEFL: paper-based: 577, computer-based: 233, internetbased: 90 IELTS: overall score: 6.5 (no part less than 6.0)

Start date

The end of August

Exams

Written exams, oral exams and the final thesis

Education

Learning focuses on lectures, seminars, and workshops

Application deadlines

1 April non-EEA applicants 1 July EEA applicants

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MSc Accounting An outstanding career in international finance starts with the MSc in Accounting! This one-year program gives a thorough foundation in financial and management a­ ccounting and corporate financial reporting, and the choice of three specialized tracks: Accountancy, Management Control, or Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA). You’re prepared to become a controller, accountant, or financial manager, or to f­ ollow a PhD.

Course outline

Advanced Financial Accounting, Accounting Theory, Corporate Financial Reporting, Financial Statement Analysis

Career prospects

Positions as controllers, financial managers, or (assistant) accountants for a firm, bank or consulting agency

Key characteristics

Preparing you for an international career as a financial specialist CFA® designation

Tracks

Accountancy Track, Management Control Track, CFA Track

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Business Economics, International Business, Business Administration

Additional requirements

GMAT (average score 600)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/accounting

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MSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics This intellectually-rigorous MSc provides you with the ability to apply both mathematical and statistical methods to analyze and solve quantitative problems in real-world economics and business. The career opportunities abound, in a variety of government, non-government, and commercial organizations. This one-year program is taught by international academics from Tilburg’s top-ranked, renowned ­Economics school.

Course outline

Dynamic Capital Investment, Empirical Finance, Industrial Organization, Micro-Econometrics and Panel Data Analysis of Micro-economic Decisions

Career prospects

Positions in government, consultancy firms, large and small companies or the non-profit sector

Key characteristics

Preparing you for a sought-after expertise in the field of quantitative economics

Tracks

Econometrics, Mathematical Economics

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Econometrics and Operations Research

Additional requirements

GRE (average score above 75% on quantitative section)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/econometrics

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MSc Economics The MSc in Economics is a world-class qualification that opens the doors to a lucrative international career! Choose from four specialized tracks: Competition & Regulation; Socio-­Economic Policy, Resources, Development & Growth; or International Economics and Finance. You’ll graduate prepared to manage the complex and dynamic issues facing companies and countries today.

Course outline

Labor Economics, Development and Growth, Public Economics, Environmental Economics, Financial Economics, Competition Policy, Taxation and Trade

Career prospects

Positions in general management, government, applied research, consultancy, policymaking at (inter) national organizations (such as the EU or WTO), or a PhD

Key characteristics

A world-class qualification in a field that opens doors worldwide

Tracks

Competition and Regulation, Socio-economic Policy Resources, Development and Growth, International Economics and Finance

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Economics

Additional requirements

GRE (average score above 75% on quantitative section)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/economics

Prof. dr. Sylvester Eijffinger, Professor of Financial Economics, Board Member of the European Banking CentER, and former visiting professor Harvard University: “The Economics program is taught by the most respecte professors of Tilburg University – leading academics who are not only wellknown for their academic publications but their influence in policy circles. 9


MSc Economics and Finance of Aging With an MSc degree in Economics and Finance of Aging, you’re prepared for a career with a future! This program prepares you to manage one of the biggest challenges facing society and business. Lecturers from top international institute Netspar share the latest knowledge and practice in Macroeconomics of Aging, Retirement, Health Insurance and Health Care, and other topics.

Course outline

Investment Analysis of Pensions and Aging, Macroeconomics of Pensions and Aging, Micro-economics of life-cycle behavior

Career prospects

Positions in insurance companies, pension funds, ministries, and other private and public sector organizations

Key characteristics

• Based on excellent research of Societal Top Institute Netspar • Aimed at a professional career in the insurance and pension sector or public sector • Strong network of international partner organizations

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Economics, Econometrics and Operations Research, Business Economics, International Business

Additional requirements

GRE (average score above 75% on quantitative section)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/ economics-of-finance-and-aging

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MSc Finance Aspire to a career as a CFO, financial planner, risk or investment manager? The MSc in Finance is for you! This program is taught by the widely-recognized lecturers of Tilburg’s Finance Department. It delivers both broad business knowledge and specialized expertise in either Financial Management or Investment Analysis, leading to a career in international finance or further PhD research.

Course outline

Investment Analysis, Capital Structure, Empirical Methods in Finance

Career prospects

Positions as Chief Financial Officers, financial planners, treasurers, consultants, investment managers, risk managers, investment advisors, or a PhD track

Key characteristics

• Specialized program for a career at the top of the financial world • CFA® designation

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

International Business Administration, International Business, Business Economics

Additional requirements

GMAT (average score 600)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/finance

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MSc Information Management If you’re interested in an international career at the interface of ICT, Business and Management, this is the MSc to choose. You will learn how to strategically apply IT to transform ­business by improving performance and enabling organizational efficiency. International ­lecturers bring a blend of contrasting experiences and cultural perspectives into the classroom.

Course outline

Business Transformation and IT, e-Business, Business Process Integration, Advanced Resource Planning, Management of Knowledge and Innovation, Seminar Information Management

Career prospects

Positions as Business Process Analysts, IS project managers, IS Analysts/Architects, Systems Consultants, EDP Auditors, IT-Managers, Chief Information Officers (CIO)

Key characteristics

• Specialized program for an international career at the interface of ICT, Business and Management • Focus on the interaction of ICT, Business and Organizational strategies

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Information Management

Additional requirements

GMAT (average score 600)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/ information-management

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MSc International Master’s in Service Engineering Many experts see the explosive growth in services as the next major revolution in the world economy. As service economies expand and powerful digital communications networks rapidly evolve – so is the discipline of services science and engineering. Multidisciplinary and global in design and delivery, the program sits at the interface of software service systems and new globe-spanning business processes.

Course outline

Service Oriented Architectures, IT Governance, Business Process Integration, Introduction to Service Networks Science and Engineering, Data warehousing, Service Management and Clouds

Career prospects

Outstanding career prospects in international companies, such as IBM, PWC and Software AG

Key characteristics

• A unique collaboration between Tilburg University, the University of Stuttgart in Germany, and the University of Crete in Greece • Associated partners: UC Berkeley (USA), the University of New South Wales (Australia), Tsinghua University (China) and international companies ForthNet, IBM, Software AG, Accenture and PriceWaterhouseCoopers • IMSE delivers the absolute latest developments in the field of service engineering, with a strong global orientation

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Computer Science, Information Management

Additional requirements

GMAT (average score 600) or GRE (average score above 75% on quantitative section)

More information

www.erasmusmundus-imse.eu

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MSc International Management This Master prepares you to understand the concepts of today’s business, conducted in an international environment with customers and suppliers from all over the world with social, environmental and financial challenges, and companies that need and are continuously seeking employees with an integrated, ethical and transparent approach, who are able to make innovative contributions in such a competitive environment. Course outline

Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing and Human Resource Management, with a focus on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Career prospects

Graduates attaining the broad business knowledge and skills to eventually attain a general management position in a multinational firm

Key characteristics

The ultimate preparation for an international management career, accumulating a wealth of knowledge across all the main business fields and management, while at the same time understand how a company needs to operate in a corporate responsible and sustainable way

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Business Economics, International Business, Business Administration

Additional requirements

GMAT (average score 600)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/ international-management

Alba Liko, Albania, student International Management: “I chose Tilburg University for its top rankings. The internationalization and high quality strategy in research and education is reflected in the International Management program, where many lecturers have PhD’s from top US business schools, and some are among the top researchers in the world in the field of international business and strategy.” 14


MSc Marketing Management Want to shine as a marketing or brand manager, or follow a PhD in marketing? The MSc ­Marketing Management is the ideal program. Taught by internationally-renowned academics and master marketing practitioners, the program builds on course outline in strategy, channel, and brand management with electives tailored to your interests, like International Marketing or Experimental Research.

Course outline

Marketing Channel Management, Strategic Marketing Management, Brand Management and Marketing Communication

Career prospects

Positions as marketing managers, account managers, sales managers, brand managers, consultants or academics

Key characteristics

Specialized program that will make you outperform your peers in your future marketing career

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Business Economics, International Business, Business Administration

Additional requirements

GMAT (average score 600)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/ marketing-management

Prof. dr. Henk Roest, Professor of Marketing: “Our team works on developing new insights in strategic management, consumer behavior and marketing modeling. Sharing these new theories and empirical findings with students and training them to apply them in real life makes them exceptionally well-prepared for their careers in marketing management.”

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MSc Marketing Research Fascinated by the research behind the marketing of products and brands? The MSc in Marketing Research will prepare you for a high-level position as a marketing analyst, researcher, or for a PhD. Following either the Strategic MR or the Quantitative MR track, you will use state-of-the-art research methodology to collect, analyze and report quantitative information.

Course outline

Marketing Models, Market Assessment, Survey Methodology

Career prospects

Positions as a marketing researcher, consultant, market analyst, or pursue a PhD track

Key characteristics

Specialized program for a career as a highly-trained marketing analyst

Tracks

Strategic MR Track, Quantitative MR Track

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Business Economics, International Business, Econometrics and Operations Research

Additional requirements

GMAT (average score 600)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/marketing-research

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MSc Operations Research and Management Science There has never been greater demand for those who can solve the supply challenges facing global manufacturing organizations today. So the MSc ORMS ensures career success! This program equips you with theoretical models and applied knowledge of logistics, supply chain management and quantitative methods. You’re prepared to solve the most complex operational challenges.

Course outline

Dynamic Capital Investment, Queuing Models, Simulation and Stochastic Models

Career prospects

Graduates are qualified to pursue a career as management trainees, OR specialists, quantitative logistics specialists, or a PhD track

Key characteristics

Specialization in solving businesses’ most complex logistics and supply chain challenges

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Econometrics and Operations Research

Additional requirements

GRE (average score above 75% on quantitative section)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/ operations-research-and-management-science

Prof. dr. ir. Jalal Ashayeri, Professor of Supply Chain Management: “This is a profession worthy of the twenty-first century. You will gain expertise that can help managers turn general, even vague managerial improvement ideas into concrete plans and system specifications.”

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MSc Quantitative Finance and Actuarial Science The MSc QMAS takes risk management as its central theme using quantitative models as its basis. This program offers broad and ‘evergreen’ career perspectives. The content includes topics like empirical applications, risk theory, and asset liability management. This course also lays the groundwork for those who want to become Actuary AG through the Dutch Actuarial Institute.

Course outline

Dynamic Real Investment, Empirical Finance, Financial Models, Issues in Finance and Insurance and Pension System Design

Career prospects

Analyst, researcher, consultant, actuary trader, or risk manager

Key characteristics

Specialized program offering broad and ‘evergreen’ career perspectives

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Econometrics and Operations Research

Additional requirements

GRE (average score above 75% on quantitative section)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/ quantitative-finance-and-actuarial-science

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MSc Strategic Management With the MSc in Strategic Management, you gain an integrated overview of strategic management in an international business arena. The program provides deep understanding of critical strategies and managerial systems that drive long-term success for organizations. The latest tools, models, and issues, are taught by top global lecturers.

Course outline

Strategic Management, Strategy Process and Decision Making, Strategic Entrepreneurship, Corporate Level Strategy, International Management

Career prospects

Careers in management consulting, business policy, new business development, or general management

Key characteristics

Specialized knowledge in one of the most critical knowledge areas for organizations’ today

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Business Economics, International Business, Business Administration

Additional requirements

GMAT (average score 600)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/ strategic-management

Gabriela Nunes, Brazil, Alumnus Strategic Management: “Because of the high reputation of Tilburg University in the field of Economics and Business, I decided to study in Tilburg. The Master in Strategic Management gave me a good background in creating a macro point of view of a corporation.”

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MSc Supply Chain Management With this MSc you will become a sought-after specialist in the field of global logistics and operations management. Through courses like International Production Management you gain a ‘helicopter view’ of the management of a company’s supply and distribution chain, and learn how to optimize business strategy. Your international career opportunities soar with this prestigious degree.

Core courses

International Production Management, Physical Distribution Management, Purchasing Management, Research & Design Methodology

Career prospects

positions as logistics engineers or supply chain consultants in various types of organizations

Key characteristics

Preparing for a sought-after specialist in the field of logistics and operations management

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Business Economics, International Business, Business Administration

Additional requirements

GMAT (average score 600)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/ supply-chain-management

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MSc Research Master in Business The Research Master prepares you for an exciting academic career in the science of business. This two-year program is designed to build theoretical and technical knowledge, helping you develop the skills required for cutting-edge business research. You’ll choose a track in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Operations Research, or Organization & Strategy.

Career prospects

Outstanding launch pad for an international academic career

Key characteristics

Preparing you for a research career at the top of your field

Tracks

Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Operations Research, Organization and Strategy

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Business, Economics or Econometrics

Additional requirements

GRE: 90% or higher on quantitative score GMAT: 90% or higher on total score

More information

www.center.nl/prospective-students

Ning Ma, China, Research Master in Business: “My choice of Tilburg University was based on its worldwide reputation for research. After three years of studying here, I am even more convinced I made the right decision. I hope to further improve my abilities as a PhD student. After that, I would like to pursue a career as a consultant where I can establish a strong reputation for finding good solutions to the problems that firms encounter.”

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MSc Research Master in Economics This Research Master prepares you for an exciting academic career at the top of this dynamic field. The two-year program is designed to give you a solid basis in economic theory and the analytical and empirical tools used in applied research; you choose to specialize in Econometrics, Macroeconomics or Microeconomics.

Career prospects

Great start for an international academic career

Key characteristics

Preparing you for a research career at the top of your field

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Economics, Econometrics or Business

Additional requirements

GRE: 90% or higher on quantitative score GMAT: 90% or higher on total score

More information

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www.center.nl/prospective-students


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Welcome to Tilburg Law School Tilburg Law School was established in 1963 and approximately 2,700 students are currently enrolled in its law programs. There are 40 professors, 25 senior lecturers, and 150 lecturers. Tilburg Law School is one of the leading law schools in the Netherlands and in Europe. Here, we often say that the second letter from our name, the ‘I’, is the most important one as it represents what Tilburg Law School stands for most: innovative, interdisciplinary and above all, international. The School has a constant high position in national and international rankings on legal education. This can be attributed to the high quality of teaching, the structure and academic content of the programs, the individual attention given to students and to the quality of the student support facilities. It is also one of the largest and most prestigious research faculties in law in the world. This allows students to be taught and to get into contact with some of the leading scholars in the field of law and learn about the newest insights in the workings of law in a globalizing world.

Length of programs

Master program: 1 year Research Master program: 2 years

Study mode

Full-time

Title

Master of Laws (LLM)

Language of instruction

English

Language requirements

TOEFL: paper-based: 577, computer-based: 233, internet-based: 90 IELTS: overall score: 6.5 (no part less than 6.0) Cambridge Proficiency Examination

Start date*

The end of January or the end of August

Education

Lectures, seminars, and workshops

Application deadlines*

Fall intake: 1 April non-EEA applicants 1 July EEA applicants Spring intake: 1 October non-EEA applicants 1 December EEA applicants *Spring intake is only applicable for LLM Law and Technology and LLM International and European Public Law

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LLM International Business Law One of the most complex, fastest changing and fascinating areas of law today. Its all new territory and, with the rules of the game and evolving, a perfect area in which to pursue your legal career. You learn law within the dynamic context of real-world application, where economic, financial and social forces interplay.

Course outline

Banking and Securities Regulation, International Company Law, International Business Law I and II, Competition Law

Career prospects

Lawyers in large international law firms, in-house legal departments of large firms, the civil service sector and transnational associations (both for profit and non-profit), but also consultancy, research, and policy-making.

Key characteristics

• Strong practical bent, ensuring you acquire the personal and professional skills to operate in a high-level business environment • Internationally respected professors • Guest lectures by foreign professors

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

University-level degree in law

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/ibl

Pawel Bespalov, Ukraine, student International Business Law: “The university provides a good atmosphere for interaction between students and professors and creates an encouraging educational environment. Without doubts, being part of a truly international environment broadens your horizon. Seeing different views of people on various issues indeed develops out of the box thinking.” 25


LLM International and European Public Law The interplay between national, international and EU law is at the heart of this program – not to mention legal and policy debates taking place around the world everyday. That’s what makes a Master’s qualification in this area so relevant. This LLM Master’s program offers two tracks: International and Human Rights Law and European Union Law.

Course outline*

International Law, Human Rights Law, European Union

*Depending on your track

Law, Governance and Institutions of the European Union, Internal Market Law

Career prospects

National and international public administration, national and international non-governmental organizations, the diplomatic service, European and international courts, multinational Enterprises, advocacy

Key characteristics

• Two tracks: International and Human Rights Law and European Union Law • Interactive and individually focused learning • Short distance from two nerve centres of international and European Law: The Hague and Brussels.

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

University-level degree in Law, Political Sciences or European Studies

More information

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www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/iepl


LLM Law and Technology The exponential rate of technological innovation is raising serious legislative questions – and demanding smart and inventive solutions by lawyers with the right regulatory perspective. You will gain knowledge in law and ICT, but also explore questions and issues surrounding controversial and fascinating technological developments in bio-technology, nanotechnology, and neuroscience.

Course outline

Innovative Technologies, Risks, and Regulation, Intellectual Property Law and Technology, Privacy and Data Protection, International and European Regulation of Biotechnology

Career prospects

Lawyers (specialized in law and technology) in large international law firms, in-house legal departments of large firms, the civil service sector and transnational associations (both for profit and non-profit), but also consultancy, research, and policy-making

Key characteristics

• Strong connection with the research institute Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT) • Small groups, interactive teaching methods (max. 30 students) • Internationally respected teaching staff

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

University-level degree in Law

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/lt

Valentina Pavel Burloiu, Romania, student Law and Technology: “The Law and Technology master program is truly a unique one in Europe and it offers very interesting courses. The aim is to get a better understanding of how the advances in technology influence the world we live in today and to analyze the controversial legal implications deriving from this.” 27


Advanced LLM in European and International Taxation This advanced LLM-program is hard to beat both for its global perspective and progressive teaching methods. In classes of no more than twenty ­students, you will debate and discuss real issues and solutions instead of theoretical principles – and with professors and practitioners from the five most important tax jurisdictions.

Course outline

Introduction to World Tax Systems, International Taxation, European Taxation, Design and Structure of Income Tax Systems, Design and Structure of Consumption Taxes

Career prospects

International departments of international (tax) law firms, major accounting and consulting firms, multinational companies, national tax administrations and European Commission

Key characteristics

• Joint program with Leuven University (Belgium) • Small groups, interactive teaching methods (max. 15 students) • Internationally respected teaching staff

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

University-level degree in Law (graduate level)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/etc

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LLM Research Master in Law This Research Master’s program attracts highly talented students, half of whom come from outside the Netherlands. The program offers more oneon-one supervision from senior academics, a broader curriculum, and the latest and best technology and facilities for learning.

Course outline

Methods of Legal Research, Interdisciplinary Study of Law, Comparative Law, Principles of Law, Research Training

Career prospects

Researcher at various organizations: universities (PhD), government bodies, social and international organizations, for business and industry

Key characteristics

• Cooperation with Leuven University (Belgium) • Small groups, interactive teaching methods (max. 24 students) • Individual supervision by internationally reputed professors

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

University-level degree in law

Additional requirements

Written article, paper or thesis (in English)

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/remalaw

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Welcome to the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences Offering six Master programs in the exciting and constantly evolving areas of social and behavioral sciences, we stimulate you in traditional disciplines, as well as innovative fields, such as organizations, human resources and leisure, equipping you to conduct research within the social and behavioral sciences. All our programs and teaching methods empower you to reach your academic and personal potential! Our unique programs emphasize: ππ

High quality, multi-disciplinary, empirical-based academic study

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Innovative study programs within an international environment

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Small classes with varied teaching methods

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Human side of business

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Student/staff interaction

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Personal study guidance

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Excellent academic reputation, enhanced by high quality research programs conducted by our academic staff

Length of programs

Master programs: 1 year Research Master program: 2 years

Study mode

Full-time

Title

Master of Science (MSc)

Language of instruction

English

Language requirements* *Subject to change. Please check our website for the latest information

Master’s: Research Master:

Start date

The end of August

Teaching Methods

Full-time, lectures, seminars, group and individual work

Assessment

Master thesis, written exams, internship, papers/assignments, presentations, seminars, posters

Application deadlines

Fall intake: 1 April non-EEA applicants 1 July EEA applicants

Additional requirements

Academic knowledge of social science theories, statistics and research methods

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TOEFL: internet-based: 90, IELTS: overall score: 6.5 (no part less than 6.0) TOEFL: internet-based: 100, IELTS: overall score: 7.0 (no part less than 6.5)


MSc Leisure Studies This Master program adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to studying the relationship between leisure behavior and experiences (‘demand’) and organizational and strategic management issues in the leisure sector (‘supply’), in the context of the (inter)national leisure market.

Course outline

Contemporary Themes in Sport, Tourism and Culture, Innovating Leisure Organizations and Networks, Leisure and Creativity in the Informational Society, Experience Marketing, Seminar Leisure Studies

Career prospects

Strategic functions (advisor, consultant, policy maker) and research and teaching functions in government agencies, educational and research institutions, consultancy agencies and non-profit organizations in the leisure sector

Key characteristics

• Provides an integrated perspective on leisure (sport, tourism, culture, media, volunteering) • Links leisure behavior to organizational and management challenges • Provides training in conceptual development and the use of social scientific research methods

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Leisure Studies, Sociology, Social Geography, Organization Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Sport Studies, Tourism Studies, Cultural Studies

Learning outcome

You will learn to understand advanced leisure theory and research methods,opening up possibilities to work on strategic issues in the dynamic leisure industry!

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/ls

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MSc Organization Studies Building on the theoretical foundations of how organizations behave, this Master program utilizes a unique, multi-disciplinary approach to provide a critical understanding of the complexity and dynamics of today’s organizations.

Course outline

Complexity within Organizations, Organizing Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Organizational Dynamics, InterOrganizational Relationships, Social Developments and Institutions

Career prospects

Management positions in the public and private sectors and in research and consultancy

Key characteristics

• Multi-disciplinary approach to studying organizations • Understanding the complexity and dynamics of today´s organizations • Small-scale, research-based education

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Organization Studies, Human Resource Studies, Business (Administration), Management, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology, Communication, Political Science

Learning outcome

You will learn to understand organizational theory and develop transferable analytical skills facilitating a promising management career!

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/os

Hemalatha Venkataraman, India, student Organization Studies: “I was interested, broadly, in organizations, design, processes of change, and the dynamics between people and the role of power and politics in change situations. My search for programs that had this focus was my motive to apply for this Master” Read more: www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/os/ hemalatha 32


MSc Human Resource Studies This unique multidisciplinary Master focuses on issues relating to human resource policy and practices, whereby people are seen as a resource in which companies need to invest. You will gain an in-depth insight into the relationship between employee behavior and organizational performance.

Course outline

Compulsory: Seminar Human Resource Studies, Human Resource Metrics and Valuation, Organizational Change. Electives: Management of Diversity, Learning and Development, Performance Management, International Human Resource Management and Compensation and Benefits

Career prospects

HR manager, consultant, researcher and strategic advisor on specific personnel and organizational issues

Key characteristics

• International orientation • Focus on academic and personal skills • Excellent reputation

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Human Resource Studies, Organization Studies, Business Studies, Psychology, Sociology

Learning outcome

You will develop all the necessary academic and analytical skills to become an expert in strategic human resource management!

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/hrs

Ronald Sone, Cameroon, student Human Resource Studies: “I find the program both exciting and challenging. Exciting because of the group work in which we share more than just academic ideologies but also our cultural ideas.” Read more: www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/ hrs/ronald 33


MSc Social Psychology Emphasizing the collection, analysis and reporting of data, this Master program seeks to explore the influences on – and behavior of – both individuals and groups in all social contexts. Choose one out of three separate tracks. The tracks focus on: ππ

Social Psychology - the influence of the social environment

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Economic Psychology - psychological influences on economic behavior

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Work and Organizational Psychology - science-based solutions to human problems in work and organizational settings

Course outline*

Research Methods in the Wild, Social Psychological

Depending on your track

Theories, Emotion and Motivation, Social Influence, Applied Social Psychology, Psychology of Economics, Advanced Consumer Science, Psychology & Marketing, Money and Financial Behavior, Leadership and Organization, Occupational Health Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Work Group Psychology

Career prospects

Research, communication, policy-making, consulting, human development in private or government organizations

Key characteristics

• Unique opportunity to be part of a vibrant research community • Unique opportunity to study economic behavior • Unique focus on policy making

Best preparatory Bachelor

Psychology

Learning outcome

You will learn to analyze and understand social, economic and organizational influences on human behavior which prepares you for both an academic and practical career in all types of organizations!

More information

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www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/sp


MSc Sociology The Master Sociology analyzes problems of social cohesion (crime, social contacts, solidarity). The focus is on theory and analysis, comparing individuals and societies. In addition to advanced analysis, you will also learn about policy and daily practice.

Course outline

Social Capital and Trust, Solidarity and Social Policy, Sociology of Crime, Recent Advances in Sociology, Sociological Research Lab

Career prospects

Policy and research positions in governmental institutions, public offices, private companies and research agencies

Key characteristics

• Excellent student evaluation • Broad master options • High succes rates

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Sociology, Psychology, Social Geography, Anthropology, Culture Studies, Human Resource Studies, Organization Studies

Learning outcome

You will learn to understand and explain society by developing advanced research skills opening up policy-making positions in public, private and research institutions!

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/sociology

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Research Master in Social and Behavioral Sciences (MSc) An intensive, high-quality, two-year Research Master Program that will train you to become a broadly oriented researcher. The program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human behavior by integrating the different perspectives offered by social psychology, sociology, organizational sciences, and methodology. It consists of one compulsory major – Individual in Social Context – and the choice of one of three minors: Social Psychology, Social Sciences, or Methodology and Statistics.

Course outline major

Interpersonal Behavior, Organizations and Groups, Networks and Cohesion, Multivariate Analysis, Survey Research and Psychometrics, Experimental Research and Meta Analysis, Programming

Course outline minor*

Behavioral Decision Making, Structural Equation

*Depending on your minor

Modeling, Emotion and Motivation or Advanced CrossCultural Psychology, Social Networks, Multilevel Analysis, Intergenerational Relations and Reproduction, Relations between Ethnic Groups or Institutions and Interorganizational Teams, Mathematical Methods, Categorical Data Analysis or Latent Variable Measurement, Ethics, International and Internal Traineeships

Career prospects

High level, applied or fundamental research positions at universities and R&D departments in the public and private sector

Key characteristics

• Provides a sound basis for an academic career in social and behavioral sciences • Small scale state-of-the-art courses taught by the university’s best academics • One third of the program consists of conducting academic research supervised by top researchers

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Best preparatory

Psychology, Sociology, Human Resource Studies,

Bachelor’s/Master’s

Organization Studies, Methodology and Statistics

Additional requirements

CGPA of >75%

Learning outcome

Developed exclusively for excellent students seeking a career in applied or fundamental research, this program emphasizes the multi-disciplinary study of human behavior

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/remasbs

Auke van der Wijst, the Netherlands, student Research Master Social and Behavioral Sciences: “One of the most fun parts are the traineeships. Actually, you become a part of the department, because per semester you work closely with one of the researchers.” Read more: www.tilburguniversity.edu/ masters/remasbs/Auke

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Welcome to the Tilburg School of Humanities Tilburg School of Humanities is one of the leading academic bodies within the university and is responsible for a promising teaching program. It has a staff of 250, including thirty full professors. Each year, some 275 students begin their studies here, which means there are approximately 1300 students studying at the School of Humanities. USP’s and rankings: ππ

# 2 in the Netherlands in Communication and Information Studies in the Elsevier’s Higher Education Guide 2009

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# 3 in the Netherlands in General Cultural Studies in the Higher Education Guide 2009

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Personal service to international students

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Interactive and innovative academic approach

Length of programs

Master program: 1 year Research Master program: 2 years

Study mode

Full-time

Title

Master of Arts (MA)

Language of instruction

English

Language requirements

TOEFL: paper-based: 577, computer-based: 233, internet-based: 90 IELTS: overall score: 6.5 (no part less than 6.0) Cambridge Proficiency Examination

Start date*

The end of January or the end of August

Education

Small scale working methods with much interaction between students and between students and teachers

Application deadlines*

Fall intake: 1 April non-EEA applicants 1 July EEA applicants Spring intake: 1 October non-EEA applicants 1 December EEA applicants *Spring Intake is not applicable for all programs! Please check the website

Additional requirements

Please check the program website

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MA Communication and Information Sciences In this program you learn about how people acquire and transfer information and how new means of communication can be used creatively and innovatively. The broad concept of communication is examined from many perspectives. This program offers five specializations: ππ

MA Specialization Business Communication and Digital Media

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MA Specialization Communication Design

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MA Specialization Data Journalism

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MA Specialization Human Aspects of Information Technology

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MA Specialization Intercultural Communication

Course outline*

Organizational Communication Strategies, Social

*Depending on your

Media, Multimodality & Communication, Knowledge

specialization

management, Online Marketing, Organizational Decision Making and Cooperation, Non-verbal communication, Evolution of the Internet, Advertising

Career prospects

Positions in general management, government, consultancy, communications officer or a PhD

Key characteristics

• Free choice of subjects or specialize during the academic year • A mix of relevant specialization subjects • A program from the E-Humanities perspective

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

• Communications Management/ Studies • Linguistics or a modern language • Business Information Technology

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/humanities

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MA Management of Cultural Diversity What expertise, which tools and skills do you need to analyze cases of cultural diversity in organizations and societal fields like education, health care, labor market and arts & culture? How do you design management interventions to neutralize the risks and to take advantage of the opportunities? This is a specialization of both ‘Communication and Information ­Sciences’ and ‘Arts & Culture.’

Course outline

Research Skills, Cultural Diversity Policies, Cultural Identity and Diversity, Cultural Diversity Management

Career prospects

Management of a culturally diverse workforce within companies and (non-)profit organizations or policy development and implementation regarding issues of cultural diversity in society within governmental organizations or NGO’s

Key characteristics

• Small scale working methods • A lot of interaction between students and between students and lecturers

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

Arts & Culture, Communication Studies, Political Sciences

Learning outcome

Globalization means movement with new challenges. Are you ready to analyze the problems and face these challenges

More information

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www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/humanities


MA Research Master in Language and Communication This program covers the numerous ways in which written and spoken language is used. Because communication and the use of language are so tightly interwoven, there is an integrated approach. This program has a strong emphasis on empirical research techniques to focus on language as it is actually used. Course outline

Classic texts in Language & Communication, Foundations of Language & Communication, Research skills, Research Master Thesis

Career prospects

Besides research positions at universities, there are research and management positions in businesses, (non-) profit organizations, the educational sector and the government

Key characteristics

• Joint program offered by Tilburg University and Radboud University Nijmegen • Strong emphasis on empirical study • Explore language and communication as an integrated whole

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

• Communication & Information Sciences • Communication Studies • Linguistics and Literature

Learning outcome

This Research Master’s program, which relies heavily on research, offers a lot of options and opportunities for ambitious students interested in language and communication. Curious?

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/humanities

Yevgen Matusevych, Russia, Research Master in Language and Communication: “My interests are Computational linguistics and Cognitive linguistics, and in other universities those two disciplines can be even split between two different faculties, while here in Tilburg we have them both – and much more – on Humanities.” 41


MA Research Master in Philosophy This program attracts world-wide attention. In theoretical philosophy, the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) is home to extensive collaboration between logicians, philosophers of science, epistemologists, and philosophers of language. In practical philosophy there is a similarly strong cooperation between ethicists and social, political and legal philosophers.

Course outline

Philosophical Research, Research methods and skills, academic writing

Career prospects

Journalism, science policy, politics, philosophy teacher, research-related professions inside or outside the area of education, or a PhD

Key characteristics

• Frequent guest lectures by renowned speakers from all over the world • Engage in interdisciplinary research, in which philosophical points of view are combined with insights from economics, legal theory, psychology, sociology, anthropology, linguistics or computer science • A personal tutor, who will actively supports you

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

• Philosophy • Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy • Rhetoric, Argumentation and Philosophy

Learning outcome

You will gain skills and insight needed to do independent intellectual work in philosophy at a postgraduate level.

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/humanities

Nizigiyimana Desire Louis, Burundi, Research Master in Philosophy: “The Research Master Philosophy program has got students from almost all the continents and is run by experienced professors from an international set up.”

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MA Research Master in Theology In recent years, it has become clear that religion is an important factor in the interplay between people and the development of humanity in general, both individually and socially. A thorough study of religion, taking into account, all its specific manifestations and practices, qualities and dimensions, is of paramount importance to our present-day society.

Course outline

This research master’s program consists of a major in one of the four key focus areas: Biblical Studies, Systematic and Ethical Studies, Liturgical and Ritual Studies or Religious Pluralism

Career prospects

Further (PhD) training, academic working environment

Key characteristics

• Variety and excellence in all areas of religious studies and theology, with an emphasis not only on Christian and Jewish traditions but also on other, non-western religious traditions • You can specialize in: Biblical Exegesis, Practical Theology, Systematic Theology, Liturgical and Ritual Studies, History of Christianity, or Studies of Religious Diversity • The program offers freedom to select courses, while including mandatory subjects guarantee the solid foundation in theology

Best preparatory Bachelor’s

• Theology and Religious Studies • Religion and Culture • Theology, Philosophy and Literature

Learning outcome

Studying religion gives you the opportunity to reach deeply into society and culture.

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/humanities

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Welcome to the Tilburg School of Catholic Theology The School of Catholic Theology provides academic instruction and scientific support for Catholic theology and other related fields of study. ππ

The School welcomes all students who are interested in theology or who would like to deepen their faith as well as their ability to think critically

ππ

The School is recognized by the Holy See and the Dutch Catholic Bishops’ Conference

ππ

It is the only Catholic School of Theology in the Netherlands where scientific instruction provides entry to ecclesiastical offices and services

Length of program

Master program: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Study mode

Full-time and Part-time

Title

Master of Arts (MA)

Language of instruction

English

Language requirements

TOEFL: paper-based: 575, computer-based: 233, internet-based: 90 IELTS: overall score: 6.5 (no part less than 6.0) Cambridge Proficiency Examination

Start date

The end of August

Education

On campus only (no distance learning), seminars and presentations

Application deadlines

1 April non-EEA applicants 1 June non-EEA applicants not requiring a visa 1 June EEA applicants

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Master Christianity and Society Christianity and society mutually shape and guide each other. In this Master you will study this complex interaction from both sides: how Christianity influences society and how society has an effect on the tenets, organization and practices of Christianity.

Course outline

Sources and History of Christianity, Christian Theology, Christianity in World History and Contemporary Society, Christianity in Dialogue with: Contemporary Politics, Government and Law; the Social and Economic World; Modern Art and Science; and World Religions

Career prospects

Senior positions in religious and church organizations, in government and non-governmental organizations, in the social and economic sphere (e.g. adviser or manager) and in the media.

Key characteristics

• Interdisciplinary program with lecturers from different Schools, including theologians, sociologists, economists, law specialists and philosophers • Classes are set in a stimulating environment, including high-level philosophical questioning, in-depth analysis, contrasting perspectives and historical insights

Learning outcome

In this interdisciplinary program you will learn to discuss and research today’s religious and societal issues.

More information

www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/cs

Vitaliy Proshak, Ukraine, student Christianity and Society: “Tilburg University has a good academic reputation and as far as I know, this program is only offered at Tilburg University.”

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Application and admission Application procedures, requirements and deadlines vary per Master’s program and per school. However, the admission procedure consists of four steps: 1.

Fill in the application form

2.

Collect the required documents and complete your application package

3.

Submit your completed application before the deadline

4.

You will be informed of the Committee’s decision within six weeks upon receipt

Please visit www.tilburguniversity.edu/admission to find out how to apply.

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Cost of living Living in Tilburg is relatively cheap compared to other Dutch university cities. It will cost you between e 800 and e 900 per month. Please visit www.tilburguniversity.edu/costofliving for more information. Tuition fees Tilburg University receives state funding for students with an European Economic Area (EEA) citizenship. Different tuition fees therefore apply to EEA and non-EEA citizens. The tuition fees for 2012-2013 are not known yet. To give you an idea of our tuition fees, in 2011-2012 EEA and Swiss students paid e 1,713 for a full academic year, and non-EEA students paid a maximum of e 10,644. The tuition fees vary for some programs. Please visit www.tilburguniversity.edu/tuitionfees for more information. Scholarship opportunities Tilburg University provides a sizeable number of scholarships for excellent international students who are admitted to a Master’s program. The Tilburg University Scholarship Program (TUSP) consists of a partial tuition fee waiver (for non-EEA students) plus, in many cases, a contribution towards living expenses for one academic year. For more information, please visit www.tilburguniversity.edu/scholarships Candidates are also encouraged to apply for external scholarships. For information about other opportunities, please visit www.grantfinder.nl Working while studying If you wish to work in the Netherlands, there are a number of things you need to know. Students with a study visa need a work permit, and are restricted in the number of hours they can work. EEA students (except Bulgarian and Romanian students) do not need a work permit for a part-time job. Please visit www.nuffic.nl/international-students/living-in-holland/ living-in-holland/working-while-studying for more information. Additionally, if you are an EEA student, work at least eight hours a week, and have a certain type of contract, you can apply for a grant and a free public transport card from the Dutch government. Please visit www.ib-groep.nl/International_visitors/student_grant/student_grant.asp for more information.

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Student services At Tilburg University, it’s part of our job to help you adjust to life at Tilburg University as quickly and as smoothly as possible. Here’s an idea of what you can expect. Introduction week Life at Tilburg University gets off to a flying start. With various student-organized events and the Introduction Week, you will quickly become integrated into life at the university and in Tilburg. Visit www.tilburguniversity.edu/welcomeweek for more information. Accommodation Tilburg University helps you to get started with finding your own accommodation in Tilburg. Two housing companies in Tilburg specialize in offering fully furnished accommodation for international students. Please visit www.tilburguniversity.edu/accommodation for more information. Immigration requirements From the moment your application is accepted, the staff at the International Office will help you to meet the immigration requirements. Visit www.tilburguniversity.edu/visa for more information. Language Centre The Language Centre offers courses for students who want to improve their skills in Dutch or another foreign language. Language vouchers give you the opportunity to attend two language courses for free. Additional tools for self study are also available. Visit www.tilburguniversity.edu/languagecentre for more information.

Anna Zmacincskaja, Germany, student Strategic Management: “I think it is great that the university organizes the Welcome Week. This provides students with the opportunity to get to know the city and each other before the semesters starts. Furthermore, I think it’s great that there are academic advisors who help you throughout your studies with any kind of questions regarding your program.” 48


The Netherlands The Netherlands offers an excellent base for your international study experience: the standard of education on offer is top-class, and you will certainly feel at home. The Netherlands is one of the most multicultural countries in Europe. English is widely spoken, and it is easy to get around and meet people. Gettting around It is easy to visit other cities in the Netherlands such as Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam. Belgium, Germany, France and the United Kingdom are close by and easy to reach by public transport. Eindhoven Airport is only 30 kilometers away. Tilburg: a vibrant student city There is more to Tilburg than work and study. With a population of more than 200,000 inhabitants, Tilburg is the sixth largest city in the Netherlands. The city has a lively centre and a vibrant student life, with many international student organizations and associations, cinemas, museums, concert halls and a large number of pubs and bars. Combined with numerous festivals, exhibitions and conferences, every student will enjoy an exciting and challenging student life. Visit www.tilburguniversity.edu/studentlife for more information. Tilburg University Sports Centre One way to relax and meet other people, as well as keeping healthy, is to buy a Sports Card. Please visit www.tilburguniversity.edu/sportscentre for more information.

Kalin Uzhdrin, Bulgaria, student Social Psychology: “I made amazing friends from all over the world. The city and the university have a lot to offer: week-long events like the Carnival or the Kermis, short trips with friends, extracurricular trainings, and, thanks to the many student organizations, a lot of parties and bonding activities.� Read more: www.tilburguniversity.edu/masters/sp/kalin 49

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